pondělí 21. ledna 2013

Windows 8 Client Hyper-V

In Windows 8 Professional and Enterprise editions, Client Hyper-V is included as an available feature. Client Hyper-V enables the configuration and running of full Hyper-V VMs on a Windows 8 computer with the appropriate hardware. You can use Client Hyper-V to provide additional VM resources for users, typically to support the following scenarios:
  • Backward compatibility for applications. Run application under previous versions of Windows running in a local VM.
  • Software development. Enable developers to have separate VMs for software development.
  • Testing. Users may perform testing of software releases or updates in separate VMs to take advantage of snapshot capabilities. You can also move VMs from Windows Server 2012 servers running Hyper-V to Client Hyper-V for scenario testing.

Windows 8 Client Hyper-V offers the following capabilities:
  • VMs can use up to 32 virtual CPUs (vCPUs) and 1 TB of RAM.
  • VMs support 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems.
  • VM storage can reside on USB or SMB storage and supports live migration.
  • Host computer hardware requires a 64-bit processor supporting single-level address translation (SLAT), in addition to data execution prevention (DEP) and the Intel no execute (NX) or AMD execute disable (XD) bit in the computer BIOS.
  • VMs can run on mobile computers that support wireless network connectivity for VMs. VMs are also automatically saved when the computer is put into a power saving state.
  • Guest VMs running on the computer can support rich multimedia, VoIP, and touch capabilities.
  • You can move VMs between Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Hyper-V implementations without reconfiguration. VMs no longer require export operations prior to moving.
  • Windows 8 supports mounting virtual hard disks (VHDs) directly to the host OS, or booting the physical hardware from the VHD in an alternate boot scenario.

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